Due to the storm and a parking ban being in effect for the Town of Brookline,
WE WILL NOT MEET IN PERSON ON SUNDAY.
Sunday’s service and Annual Meeting will take place on ZOOM at 10:30 am. Join the Zoom service. A waiting room is enabled.
An email explaining how to participate from home was sent Friday afternoon, and will be resent at 8:00 am Sunday morning.
30 January, Sunday, 10:30am—Holy Eucharist & Annual Meeting
The report of the Nominating Committee, the election, thanks to the outgoing officers and vestry members, presentation of the Yule Candle, and litany of thanksgiving will all be woven into the structure of the Sunday service. The service will be livestreamed (as always) and for people who wish to participate from home will be given instructions on how to do that.
A bake sale raising funds for the Winter Walk to End Homelessness has been cancelled.
19 January, Wednesday, 7:00—7:30 pm—MEET THE VESTRY
2022 Officer Candidates
Margaret Hogan Margaret (Maggie) has attended All Saints since 2005. Although she grew up as an active member of an Episcopal church in southwestern Connecticut, she wandered away from organized religion for some years. But after moving to Brookline, she dropped in at All Saints on what was coincidentally All Saints Day—and kept coming back, thanks to the beautiful liturgy and welcoming community. She has served on the Altar Guild, Vestry, and Welcome Committee, and as the parish’s diocesan and deanery representatives. She currently sits on the Outreach Steering Committee and leads the recently reconstituted archives/history team. She is an altar minister and a fellow of the Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church.
Maggie holds a doctorate in U.S. history from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, specializing in American religious and women’s history. She moved to the Boston area to work for the Adams Papers project at the Massachusetts Historical Society, editing the correspondence of John and Abigail Adams. She left that position in 2013 to establish her own business as a freelance editor, primarily copyediting books on history and religion. When not seeking to root out dangling participles, Maggie can be found gardening, baking, knitting, and reading at her home in Needham.
Kari has served as Junior Warden since 2020, after having been elected to the vestry in 2019, and is active as an usher, in the Students & Young Professionals and All Saints Stitchers groups. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she has lived in the Boston area for the past eight years. Prior to that Kari lived in a cabin on a mountain in the woods of New Hampshire and her heart is always caught somewhere between there, the city, and the ocean. Kari is a graduate of Dartmouth College and is currently registrar and director in the MBA Program at Harvard Business School.
Rob has served as Treasurer since 2020. Rob and his family (husband Jim and daughter Katherine) moved to Brookline in 2013 and have been active members of All Saints Parish since then. He and his family became practicing Episcopalians in 2009 when they were living in New York. They were initially drawn to All Saints by the liturgy and music, but chose to stay due to the warmth of the community. Rob served on vestry 2016-2018 and served as Assistant Treasurer 2017-2020. Additionally, he is an usher and reader and has served as a Sunday school teacher and on the Outreach Committee. Rob has worked in public finance for over 20 years and has degrees from Brandeis University (economics and Spanish literature) and New York University (applied math).
Jack first started attending All Saints at a young age after his family moved to Brookline in 1997 from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He has fond memories of singing in the All Saints Schola and participating in church school, including a very special Rite 13 pilgrimage to Colorado. After some time away from church, Jack joined the All Saints choir in 2018 and has been an active member of the parish since then, including, most recently, serving for two years on the Vestry.
Jack lives in Allston and works at Harvard Business School as a coordinator in the MBA program. He has a BSc. in Physics and certificates in computer programming and web technologies. He enjoys various forms of tinkering and art-making, including ceramics, 3D printing, photography, cooking, and (of course) singing. Jack’s favorite place to be is in a cabin in the woods with family and/or friends.
2022 Vestry Candidates
Rob Blanton Rob and his wife Wanda, both physicians, moved to Brookline in 2005. Rob is a lifelong Episcopalian, having attended All Saints Episcopal Church and the affiliated All Saints Parish Day School in Fort Worth, Texas from grades 2-12. He attended Washington University for undergraduate and medical school, followed by a fellowship at Tufts. Rob and Wanda didn’t find a permanent church in the Boston area until attending All Saints in early 2019. They most appreciate how All Saints seamlessly integrates liturgy, outreach, and full inclusion of families and children into all aspects of the church.
Rob works as a clinical cardiologist at Tufts Medical Center and directs a basic research lab at Tufts which studies new ways to try to treat the disease of heart failure. The Blanton family includes Rob, Wanda (a gastroenterologist at Melrose Wakefield Hospital), Lauren (age 12), and Robby (age 9). More recently, Rob’s dad Bob Blanton moved to Brookline from Texas and attends All Saints as well! Rob enjoys spending time with his family, reading history, cooking, watching sports, and running.
Betsy Noecker Betsy has been a member of All Saints Parish since the summer of 2019. At different times she has been involved with All Saints’ choir, altar guild, young adults group, and especially the parish ministry of prayer, including Zoom compline. Betsy feels particularly drawn to All Saints’ lively congregation and its vibrant, inclusive parish life. She is a lifelong Episcopalian and draws spiritual inspiration and insight from the breadth of Anglican worship offered throughout greater Boston.
Originally hailing from Boulder, Colorado, Betsy received her B.S. in journalism and astronomy from the University of Colorado in 2015. She currently works as the volunteer and development assistant at a Boston nonprofit supporting youth impacted by foster care.
Betsy currently resides in Somerville with her sister and two zesty cats. When the pandemic permits, you can find her around town at classical music concerts, in either the cello section, the soprano section, or the audience.
Matthew Burfeind Matthew and his wife, Jennifer Giannini, made All Saints their spiritual home in 2007, in order to introduce their son, Sam, to a community of faith like those they had grown up in. Both Sam (now 19) and their younger son, Josh (13) were baptized at All Saints, sang in Cherubs and Schola, and have served as acolytes. Matthew joined the All Saints Choir in 2009, and has served on the Nominating Committee, the Signage Team, the Schola Director Search Committee, the Minister of Music Search Committee, and the 125th Anniversary Task Force. The family resides in West Roxbury.
Matthew grew up Episcopalian. His parents were heavily involved in the music, spirituality, and administration of their parish. When he was 11, he began singing in the Men and Boys’ Choir at St. James’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford. He later sang and played carillon for the chapel at Trinity College and sang with the choirs at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford and Trinity Church, Boston.
26 January, Wednesday, 7:00pm—Financial Presentation (2021-2022)
Download a pdf of the 2021 Annual Report